|Publication number||US7028850 B1|
|Application number||US 10/748,002|
|Publication date||Apr 18, 2006|
|Filing date||Dec 30, 2003|
|Priority date||Dec 30, 2003|
|Publication number||10748002, 748002, US 7028850 B1, US 7028850B1, US-B1-7028850, US7028850 B1, US7028850B1|
|Original Assignee||Aram Sargisian|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (20), Referenced by (4), Classifications (10), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
1. Field of Invention
The motorcycle support stand is a compact and folding device used as an additional support to a motorcycle when parking the motorcycle in a location where firm ground is not available, specifically a muddy field or a location having unstable or uneven ground conditions not conducive to the motorcycle being supported by its own kick stand. The device, comprising a base support frame and an adjustable height pedestal with a frame engaging trough, is compact and storable, being presented in several component parts without requiring any tools, and may be adjusted to the height of any motorcycle, being adapted to any motorcycle.
2. Description of Prior Art
The following U.S. patents were discovered and are disclosed within this application for utility patent. All relate to motorcycle jacks and jack stands.
Several prior art patents involve devices which are intended to elevate the motorcycle for maintenance and repair and are considered motorcycle jacks or jack stands. Those involve not only support stands, but also lifting means, which literally jack the motorcycle frame up off the ground. In U.S. Pat. No. 6,581,784 to Pino, a lever-type jack is disclosed which has a rigid connecting rod and a motorcycle support rod connected between side plates and has a lever handle, the device inserted under a motorcycle with the connecting rod and support rods both on the ground surface, the motorcycle rod being elevated and the lever handle is rotated, the motorcycle frame being lifted as the motorcycle rod becomes vertically oriented over the support rod. Two U.S. Pat. No. 6,464,207 to Creel and U.S. Pat. No. 5,979,878 to Blankenship involve lifting devices that have parallel support arms that lift the motorcycle above the devices as the parallel arms with an upper support plate are moved into a vertical orientation by a lever arm (Creel) or a contact plate attached to cables connected to the parallel arms (Blankenship). A pivotal rotating support surface placed under a motorcycle frame and raised using a wrench, the support stand having feet which may be adjusted to height. U.S. Pat. No. 4,580,804 to Weber is a pair of legs which are pivotally attached to a motorcycle frame that may be dropped down from the frame for a two leg support and retracted back into a horizontal stored position against the motorcycle frame using a spring retracting means. The legs appear to have some adjustment ability for length using a locking telescopic means.
U.S. Pat. No. 6,073,915 to Taylor is an A-frame jack which elevates as the two A-frame legs are moved closer together, with the fulcrum between the two legs being attached to a motorcycle frame, the legs being urged together and apart by a turnbuckle between the two legs, although not clearly shown in that patent. In U.S. Pat. No. 5,816,561 to Kinsel, a compact and portable motorcycle jack stored in a tow sack, is assembled with two threaded post members engaging a cross bar assembly, the cross bar being raised on the threaded post members by the turning of actuating nuts below the cross bar assembly.
U.S. Pat. No. 6,196,567 to Lyman is a fanned attachment to be attached to the bottom of a motorcycle kick stand to increase the contact surface of the kick stand end to prevent sinking into soft surfaces, addressing the similar problem of the current invention. U.S. Pat. No. 453,094 to Taylor is submitted to indicate the early versions of a kick stand applied to two wheeled vehicles.
Some of the time, a motorcycle enthusiast will travel to certain locations that do not provide paved parking access. This leaves the motorcyclist with limited parking options, having to either find suitable locations to park where there are firm and solid ground conditions to provide a sturdy surface for the motorcycle kick stand, or risk having the motorcycle fall over on its side. A quickly assembled solid support stand for a motorcycle, having a vertically adjusting means and a large surface contact area base would be useful in providing a secondary support to a motorcycle to stabilize and support the motorcycle in an upright position on soft or uneven ground surface which may be assembled without the need for tools.
It is therefore the primary objective of the motorcycle support stand to provide a secondary motorcycle support stand which may be placed underneath a motorcycle and engage the motorcycle frame to support the motorcycle on soft and uneven ground surfaces. A secondary objective of the motorcycle support stand to provide such stand in such a way as to avoid the need for tools to assemble the components of the stand. A third objective is to provide the motorcycle support stand in assembled components that is compact and storable to be carried on a motorcycle without the need for a great deal of storage space, the component parts being sized to fit in a small carrying bag or container.
The following drawings are submitted with this utility patent application.
A motorcycle support stand 10 providing secondary support to a motorcycle having a frame when parked on soft or uneven ground surfaces, shown in
The first support member 20,
The cross support member 40 has a first end 41 having first bolt holes 42 and a second end 43 having second bolt holes 44. The cross support member 40 has a diameter larger than a diameter of the inner attachment extensions 27, 37 of the first support member 20 and second support member 30 allowing the inner attachment extensions 27, 37 to slide within the first end 41 and second end 43 of the cross support member 40, wherein the bolt holes 28 on the inner attachment extension 27 of the first support member 20 are aligned with the bolt holes 42 of the first end 41 of the cross support member 40, and the bolt holes 38 on the inner attachment extension 37 of the second support member 30 are aligned with the bolt holes 44 of the second end 43 of the cross support member 40, with a bolt 80, secured by a washer 81 and a nut 82, placed through the aligned and respective bolt holes 28, 42 and 38, 44, as indicated in
The pedestal 70 is again defined as having the outer threaded neck 71 which is intended to engage the inner threaded bore 62 a, 62 b of the pedestal mounting block 60 a, 60 b which is connected between the first side plate 51 a, 51 b and second side plate 55 a, 55 b of the mounting bracket 50 a, 50 b. As further shown in
The mounting bracket 50 a, 50 b is provided in two embodiments. In a first embodiment 50 a, shown in
In a second embodiment, the mounting bracket 50 b, shown in
While the invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to a preferred embodiment thereof, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that changes in form and detail may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
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|U.S. Classification||211/22, 211/24, 254/85, 211/21, 211/17|
|Cooperative Classification||B25H1/0014, B62H3/10|
|European Classification||B25H1/00B2, B62H3/10|
|Nov 23, 2009||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Apr 18, 2010||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|
|Jun 8, 2010||FP||Expired due to failure to pay maintenance fee|
Effective date: 20100418